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Corgi AA36513 Hawker Typhoon Sharkmouth
BB4278

Was: £45.00
£31.50
Currently In Stock

Description

A Detailed Limited Edition Die-Cast Scale Model For

The Adult Collector.

Suitable for Children 14 years +

Hawker Typhoon

IB MP197 / MR-U, ‘Sharkmouth’ No.245 Squadron,

2nd Tactical Air Force,

Germany and RAF

Warmwell, Dorset, England,

June-August 1945

Despite the fact that the deep chin radiator of the Hawker Typhoon fighter was particularly

suited to the application of some aggressive looking nose artwork, most RAF aircraft,

particularly Hawker Typhoons, rarely featured anything more than their standard squadron

colours during WWII. One high profile exception to this rule was Typhoon IB MP147, an aircraft

which featured a fearsome array of teeth behind its bright blue spinner, making it one of the most

distinctive RAF aircraft in the European Theatre. Thought to be the only Typhoon to feature a

representation of sharks teeth on its radiator, MP417 ‘Sharky’ was issued to RAF No.245

Squadron in August 1944, whilst Allied units were engaged in the savage fighting around

the Falaise Pocket and remained with the squadron until it disbanded on 15th August the following year. Logbook entries show that Sharky was flown by successful Canadian pilot Flt. Lt. Harrison Taylor ‘Moose’ Mossip, who had been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his previous successes operating the Typhoon with RAF No.1 Squadron. Known to possess a particularly

aggressive flying style, Mossip was one of the pilots who helped to establish the reputation of the Typhoon in the ground attack role and it is thought that these sharkmouth markings

were applied to this aircraft in recognition of this tenacious flying style. Significantly, this aircraft flew operationally during WWII whilst wearing these markings

Item Length - Without Packaging (cm)  17.5

Item Scale  1:72 Scale

Finish  Painted

Colour  Green/Grey

Wingspan (mm)  176

Detailed Crew Figures  Yes

Aviation Armament/Weapons  Yes

Delivery

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If you are unavailable when our delivery partner tries to deliver your order, they will usually try to deliver again the next working day or they will drop a card in to offer you a collection from a local collection point. If you should refuse delivery of goods, or are not available to accept the delivery on both delivery attempts, you will be required to cover any extra costs incurred.

All quoted delivery prices are for most UK Mainland addresses. Northern Ireland (BT), Isle of Wight (PO30-37), Isle of Man (IM), Scottish Highlands and Orkney Isles (PA, ML, EH, KA, G, KY, PH, DD, AB, IV, KW), Outer Hebrides and the Shetland Isles (HS, ZE) will incur additional charges and may also experience delivery delays; morning, Saturday and "next working day" deliveries are optional and will also incur additional charges.

We will only deliver goods to the address on the order.

Click and Collect

Pay for your order as usual. When your item's ready, we'll send you collection instructions by the email address selected at checkout.

Overseas Carriage Options

Please Note: due to the recent changes in accounting for VAT with HMRC and the increased delivery costs with Vat accountability by couriers we are no longer shipping overseas.

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Returns

Any unwanted items must be sent back at the customer's expense in original packaging and condition. If you wish us to give you a quote for this please send us an e-mail, otherwise return the goods to:

Bourton Model Railway
Box Bush
High Street
Bourton-on-the-Water
Gloucestershire
GL54 2AN
Telephone: 01451 820686

If you are unhappy with the goods received we will refund them if they are sent back at the customer's expense in new resaleable condition within 7 working days along with the original receipt.

We suggest for your own protection you use 1st class registered post.

Any refunds will be issued once we have received the goods, in there original condition.

We will not charge a restocking fee for returned items.

Any goods with manufacturing faults on arrival will be replaced or refunded.

This does not affect your statutory rights.

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